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NounEdit

lignum (countable and uncountable, plural lignums)

  1. A perennial shrub, Duma florulenta, native to semiarid areas of inland Australia.
  2. Land covered by lignum.
    • 1992, Bob Magor, Blood on the Board, page 10:
      The assembled in the lignum / Where the Boss said pigs were thick.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *legnom, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-no-m (that which is collected), from *leǵ-.

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NounEdit

lignum n (genitive lignī); second declension

  1. firewood
  2. (later Latin) wood tissue
  3. tree
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Psalm.1.3:
      Et erit tamquam lignum transplantatum iuxta rivulos aquarum quod fructum suum dabit in tempore suo et folium eius non defluet et omne quod fecerit prosperabitur
      And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all whosoever he shall do shall prosper (Douay-Rheims translation)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lignum ligna
Genitive lignī lignōrum
Dative lignō lignīs
Accusative lignum ligna
Ablative lignō lignīs
Vocative lignum ligna

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